Life isn’t perfect, but it’s wonderful!

Relationships are essential to happiness and emotional health. They can affect our physical health and overall well being. Research has consistently shown that loneliness increases the likelihood of disease, and that relationships have a positive effect on physical, emotional and spiritual well being.

Often couples come in for couple’s therapy, when in fact each needs to work on themselves. What many people fail to realize is that the most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. The relationship you have with yourself determines your self-esteem, your passions, your ability to go after what you want and your ability to connect with other people.

The better we treat ourselves, the healthier our relationships will be. It is important to learn healthy coping skills to manage stress and emotions in a more productive way. Assertiveness skills will allow you to remain true to yourself in a relationship rather than losing yourself.

One’s self-love and acceptance will ultimately teach others how treat you. As you become more accepting of yourself, you will also be more tolerant of other’s imperfections. The more self-confidence you have, the more likely you are to just be yourself in a relationship. Rather than being caught up with trying to fit an image you think your partner wants, you can act and speak up in a manner that is natural and comfortable for you.

The way you view and treat yourself, your gratitude, how you spend your time, who you spend it with, and how well you look after yourself, all have a direct bearing on your health and happiness.

Dr. Cherwony works from a model of empowerment. She will help you to look within yourself to make small changes that will in turn help you to create a better life from the inside out. She will help you to gain a deeper self-acceptance of yourself thereby understanding yourself better physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Once you are comfortable with yourself the task of exploring your beliefs, habits and attitudes is not as threatening as it would first seem. Instead it becomes a journey into knowing yourself better and making positive change in your desired areas.